UK Jumpstart Partners with Community “For the Love of Reading”

While many people are giving flowers or candies for Valentine’s Day, students involved in the University of Kentucky’s Jumpstart Lexington program will be celebrating the love of reading by giving out books. Jumpstart Lexington, which seeks to promote early literacy and school preparedness, has teamed up with community partners to … Read More

Carol Chase Thomas Honors Former Instructor, Mentor

by Valerie Sagan Overlan Alma Lee Allen had a lasting influence over the elementary special education students she taught, over the Fayette County (Ky.) Board of Education where she served many years as a special education consultant, and over countless aspiring special education student teachers at the University of Kentucky … Read More

Emeritus Faculty Member Leslie Martin Dies

Leslie Martin, a retired professor and administrator at the University of Kentucky, died Jan. 21 at his home in Versailles, Ky. He was 92. “Dr. Martin had a long and distinguished career at the University of Kentucky,” said Rosetta Sandidge, interim dean of the UK College of Education. “After his … Read More

UK Announces the Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab

by Amanda Nelson The University of Kentucky has committed $1.5 million over the next three years to launch the Kentucky P20 Innovation Lab: A Partnership for Next Generation Learning, housed in the UK College of Education. In a global economy fueled by ever-evolving technology, the partnership aims to spark powerful, … Read More

Doctoral Students in Special Education Train Teachers in Bolivia

by Brad Duncan While visiting the African countries of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya in 2000, Ruby Owiny noticed an underlying lack of knowledge among local educators concerning students with disabilities. Through conversations with these teachers and students, Owiny came to realize that students who were not in school or had … Read More

Distance Education Graduate Certificate Program Graduates First Class

by Brad Duncan With an ever-increasing demand for online distance learning programs by students at all levels, developing adequate programs to meet the needs of these students has become a crucial enterprise. To assist the professionals who now find themselves creating these programs, the University of Kentucky College of Education … Read More

Three Faculty Members Awarded Inaugural Internationalization Grants

College of Education faculty members Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, Jennifer Grisham-Brown and Jane Jensen are the inaugural recipients of small grants provided to support projects geared toward program improvement with research and/or curricular implications and designed to enhance international partnerships. The three projects that will receive funding incorporate international travel as an … Read More

Natasha Mamaril Earns Fellowship

Natasha Mamaril, a master’s degree student in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, received a 2008-09 International Fellowship from the American Association for University Women (AAUW). Formerly a chemical engineer for 3M, Mamaril will spend her fellowship year conducting a thesis project entitled “Through the Pipeline: A Qualitative Investigation … Read More

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